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Service Change UpcomingSaturday, April 22nd, through Sunday, May 7th, buses replace trains between Haverhill & Reading to continue signal improvement work as part of the Commuter Rail Safety & Resiliency Program. Train service operates between Reading & North Station. MBTA.com/ptcNormal train service will resume on Monday, May 8th.
-A dedicated schedule is in effect during the disruption.
-Buses will be accessible, but bikes will not be allowed onboard.
-Buses will be free but passengers are expected to purchase regular fares for travel between Reading and North Station.
Bus pick up and drop off locations:
on the parking lot, right next to the station shelter
on the parking lot, next to the platform ramp
at 220 Merrimack Street for inbound service. At 211 Merrimack Street for outbound service.
at the bus/train shelter on the station side for outbound service, on the other side of Railroad Street for inbound service
on the station side of Andover Street for outbound service, on the opposite side of inbound service (next to Spinner Pizza Parlor)
On Middlesex Avenue, on the station side just before the sidewalk for inbound service and on the other side of the street, next to the hair salon for outbound service
At the MBTA Bus #137 stop on Lincoln street (station side)Updated: 3/24/2023 8:25 AM
Delay up to 25 minutesHaverhill Line Train 1209 (3:00 pm from North Station) is operating 15-25 minutes behind schedule between North Wilmington and Haverhill due to a speed restriction in effect at a crossing in the Reading area.Affected direction:
Several crossing gates are holding in the lowered position in safe-mode. Trains stop and proceed through crossings at reduced speed. Maintainers are on site.Updated: 4/1/2023 3:56 PM
Delay up to 15 minutesHaverhill Line Train 1210 (4:35 pm from Haverhill) is expected to depart Haverhill 5-15 minutes behind schedule due to a speed restriction in effect at a crossing in the Reading area.Affected direction:
Several crossing gates are holding in the lowered position in safe-mode. Trains stop and proceed through crossings at reduced speed. Maintainers are on site.Updated: 4/1/2023 4:18 PM